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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Amusement Park
“A beautiful theme park nestled in the middle of the mountains of Gilroy. This park is formerly known as Bonfante Gardens. You'll have permanent beautiful memories from the visit. It's about 1hr away from Santa Clara & operate by seasons.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Long sandy stretch (miles) of beach. Good surf and fishing. Free parking just outside of lot. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take a guided tour of the sough. If you go in the spring you will see all the pups!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Pick strawberries and eat freshly baked pie under the trees at Gizdich ranch. A huge favorite with our guests.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“20 minute drive to another close by Gilroy favorite. Park includes the Miller Ranch Historic Ruins. Hiking trails are well maintained and can accommodate every level of hiker. More pictures to come!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Our local Brewery two miles from my location. Featuring great Beer and occasional local food trucks in a Lumber yard style Barn. Fun Atmosphere and Good place to watch sports games!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beach
“Just a short walk from the harbor you can watch surfers enjoy the break, and occasionally encounter horses out for a beach ride. It's not uncommon to be able to see whales, seals, sea lions, otters, and dolphins from the shore. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“This is a family owned winery. It's a comfortable and relaxing stop where you can kick-back on their patio, enjoy the great wine and views. They usually have some light appetizers available as well.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Food
“One of my favorite wineries! Free wine tastings and beautiful! Large green fields, great wine and picnic tables. Bring a lunch! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gym
“Yoga. Cafe. Gift and Bookstore. Hanuman Temple. Ayurvedic Herb Store. Hiking Trails. Vegetarian Food. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nature
“Miles of beaches without crowds. Waves are safest to North (almost flat in New Brighten Park), and get bigger, more dangerous, and less kid safe as you travel South (dangerous on a 5' day at Manresa)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Winery. Great wines, family owned and super friendly. Take a picnic, take your dog and enjoy. Cheers!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“I have not visited this winery yet but I have enjoyed some of their wine. They are close to Alfaro and Storrs so wanted to mention this as well. If you're in the area and looking for a third stop this should be a consideration. They also have a tasting room in Carmel-by-the Sea.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great for walking or running along the beautiful preserve. There are no motor vehicles allowed on the slough so it is peaceful and mediative. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Good food and Located at the Watsonville Airport near the runway so you can watch small planes the off”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cafe
“Good food and Located at the Watsonville Airport near the runway so you can watch small planes the off”
  • 9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Hard Rock Cafe's quirky country cousin. Good for breakfast. Located on the corner of Freedom Blvd and Corralitos.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Located in a stunningly beautiful Spanish style old bank building, they have lovely food and nice sangria. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is a very popular Mexican Restaurant with very good food and a full Bar (cantina) with nightly happy hour specials, weekend entertainment and several TV's for sporting events.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Everything is homemade and delicious. It's a favorite with the locals. Get there before 8 AM or be prepared for a long wait. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Japanese food in Watsonville, limited parking, but every dish is excellent”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nearby Mexican, corner of Freedom Blvd and Corralitos Rd. Casual. Good reviews.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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